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Post  bundy06 on Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:27 am

Gidday all
was wondering what equip. to use for on the ground prospecting. I want to use OzieExplorer, G.E. Tengraph and WA GeoMap I will do any internet usage at night for tengraph up dates for tenements and use moving maps for daytime location plus GPS. I need a unit with good battery life and touch screen also good storage.
Any info on names and models would be appreciated
Thanks in advance Dave:study:
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Post  Topcat on Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:20 pm

Hi Dave,

It all comes down to how much you are willing to pay for what you want.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab LTE S3 32gig will give you good storage capacity, long battery endurance
(over 13 hours before recharge),has on-board GPS & will run OziExplorer CE without any problems.
It has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi & all the internet requirements for GE & Tengraph if you are able to connect to your Internet provider.
The 9.7" screen gives excellent resolution & has a fast operating system.
If you shop around you can pick up one for under a $1000 but if you are looking for something cheaper
with a smaller screen size then the Galaxy S2 32gig 8.0" screen will do the job just as good for under $500
with good battery endurance as well.
Both have touch screen & the S3 comes with a touchscreen pen supplied.
I use the LTE S3 because of the bigger screen size & the extra features it has over other models
& also use it as a Navigator in my vehicle when I'm on the road.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

Ted
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Post  bundy06 on Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:05 am

good evening Ted
thanks for the reply,do you use WA geomap? I have read you need windows for this program
I was looking at the happy prospector app and as it uses geomap I need windows so as far as I know I can't
put windows on an android tablet. I can use the tenements on the app without internet connection so I don't
get into trouble with live leases.I was hoping to use tenement overlays on ozi but can't find out how to do it.
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Post  Topcat on Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:32 am

You can try installing Windows CE but I don't know if it is compatible for Samsung tablets as you can on some other Android Tablets.
I make all my maps of the tenements I prospect on from GE images of the area, convert them to map files for OziExplorer
then calibrate them in OziExplorer with the tenement boundaries loaded as plot files.
It is a time consuming project but allows me to see the ground on OziExplorer Moving Map on my tablet without having to have an
internet connection for GE.
I use Geo Map on my laptop which has Windows 8.1 & use it for research but haven't got Windows on my tablet.

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